The last date for retaining players for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is January 4. There are reports that current champion Mumbai Indians will not be able to retain 20-20 specialist Jaspreet Bumrah. There is a special reason behind this. Mumbai team may retain captain Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, while Delhi Daredevils may retain Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer for the IPL-11.
The last date for retaining players is January 4 and almost all the franchisees have made the list of players to be retained and to be bought from the right-to-match (RTM) card.
Mumbai Indian says that retaining Rohit Sharma is their first choice. The team won three titles in his leadership. Hardik Pandya is the match winner, and the third player can be Krunal Pandya. Krunal has not yet played a match for India and in such a situation, he can be retained for Rs 3 crore while international player will cost Rs 7 crore for this. Apart from this, Kunal had performed very well last year.
Delhi Daredevils has not yet decided whether it will retain two or three players, but Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are retained.
The official said, “If you retain two international players, then you have to spend Rs 21 crore. 12.5 crore for the first player and Rs 8.5 crore for the second. If you retain 3 international players, then you will have to spend Rs 33 crore on retaining. Rs 15 crore for the first, 11 crore for the second and 7 crore rupees for the third. Although Rajasthan Royals can retain Steve Smith. He was with Rising Pune Superjents for the last two seasons.
Most popular team of IPL, Chenanai Super Kings (CSK) may get their stars players back in the team such as MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadega.